Volume 19| January 26, 2018
Saint Joseph Weekly
January 26, 2018
Weekly SLE (Student Learning Expectation) :
Saint Joseph students are honorable students of God.
They learn to treat others as they would want to be treated.
Principal's Letter
Dear Families of Saint Joseph Elementary,

It is finally here! Catholic Schools Week! A week long celebration of Catholic education in the United States. We have so many activities planned for the week. Please see the schedule in the newsletter outlining the theme for each day and the activities associated with them

This year’s theme for Catholic Schools Week is Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed. All I can say about Saint Joseph when I think of that theme is- check, we do that! Our students are learners, they serve, they lead and boy, do they succeed, all in God names.

We have been in school for a little over 5 months. In those 5 months, our students, have extended leadership and service to people in Alameda and all across the country. I first saw this with our students during the horrific hurricanes in Texas. The students heard a call to arms and immediately jumped in to raise money for an elementary school in Pasadena, Texas who experienced damage during the flooding. Not long after that tragedy, we experienced horror in our own backyard with the fires in Napa and Sonoma County. Our Learning Center was filled with clothes, water, food, diapers- you name it we had it; All with thanks to our students and families. But we did not stop there. In November we had our annual food drive for the Alameda Food Bank. In December we had our annual toy drive, we visited nursing homes around Alameda and we raised money to help erect our Basilica cross. But we will not stop there- monthly each one of our classes puts on a Goodies for Good sale to help a group or foundation. We’ve supported the Alameda Midway Shelter, and the Fire Relief Fund of Santa Rosa to name a few. Our middle schoolers each put in 10 hours of service each trimester for a total of 2,610 service hours of their time. 

It is in our roots and lifestyles to be learners, servers and leaders. That is where our success shines at Saint Joseph.

God’s Blessing on Each of Us,

Dr. Marquita Yriarte
Principal
Upcoming Events

  • Fri. January 26- Volleyball & Basketball Games
  • Sat. Jan 27- Volleyball & Basketball Games
  • Sun. Jan. 28- Volleyball Games
  • Sun. Jan. 28- 9:30am SCHOOL MASS & 10:30 AM OPEN HOUSE
  • Tues. Jan. 30- Student Appreciation Pizza Lunch
  • Wed. Jan. 31- Visitor's Day
  • Thurs. Feb. 1- Career Day 8:20am-9:30am
  • Fri. Feb 2- GRANDPARENTS DAY & Noon Dismissal (No Extended Care)
What's Happening at SJES?
SUPER KIDS
Congratulations to all our SUPER KIDS this week!

1st Grade: Elliott Chiu
2nd Grade: Bella Lopez
3rd Grade: Jacob Lansang
4th Grade: Makena Lawson
5th Grade: Dawson Stewart
6th Grade: Malani Mastora
8th Grade: Maria Posadas & Autumn Samaniego
OPEN HOUSE
ALL ARE INVITED!
All families are invited to our Open House on January 28, 2018. Come celebrate mass at 9:30am and then come to the school at 10:30am for Open House. Students are asked to wear their uniforms.
Classrooms will be open to display projects and classwork done by the students.
Don't forget to invite all who are interested in learning about St. Joseph for the 2018-2019 school year!
GRANDPARENTS/SPECIAL FRIEND DAY
LAST CHANCE TO RSVP!
Electronic invitations were sent out this past week to parents inviting grandparents and special family or friends to our annual Grandparents/Special Friend Day on Friday, February 2.
St. Joseph Elementary School would like to invite all grandparents or significant family members or friends to attend a special day with their students at school. Mass will start at 8:00 A.M. followed by by Town Hall and time in the classroom. Dismissal is at 12:00 Noon.
Please RSVP for your child's grandparents or special friends by clicking on the RSVP and filling in the information
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3
Sponsored by National Catholic Educational Association, Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States.
This year’s theme is Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.

We, at Saint Joseph, are excited to announce our week itinerary for Catholic Schools Week!

Sunday, January 28- 9:30 a.m. All School Mass
10:30am - 12:00pm - Open House (Students, remember to sign in at your class
room so you can have free dress on Monday.)

Monday, January 29- Student Service Day: Celebrating Our Community
The students will participate in a Faith Family activity making thank you cards for organization in our community. For those students who signed in at Open House, Free Dress day!

Tuesday, January 30- Student Appreciation Day: Celebrating Our Students
Pizza lunch for all students from Dr. Yriarte and the teachers! Enjoy a day with extra recess and who knows, maybe no homework!

Wednesday, January 31- Visitor's Day
Families considering SJES for 2018-19 school year are welcome to come tour the school and visit classes from 8:30am-11:00am.

Thursday, February 1- Celebrating Vocations
Career Day- 8:20am-9:30am. If you are interested in being a presenter, please contact Ms. Betts at cbetts@csdo.org.

Friday, February 2- Grandparent's Day
Fun activities and performances for Grandparents and Special Family/Friends. Please make sure to RSVP for your loved on!

**SAINT JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ANNUAL BOOK FAIR**
All week long; January 28-February 2
If you have not already done so, it is time to register for Girls Basketball, Boys Sand Volleyball and Track and Field. Please register ASAP!
Girls Volleyball for Friday, January 26
4th Grade: 7:00pm at St. Anthony Gym vs. St. Anthony

Boys Basketball for Friday, January 26
3rd Grade: 6:00pm at St. Theresa Gym vs. St. Theresa
7th Grade: 7:00pm at St. Leo Gym vs. Corpus Christi

Girls Volleyball for Saturday, January 27
7th Grade: 12:00pm at Alameda Point Gym vs. SPN
8th Grade:11:00am at Alameda Point Gym vs. Madeleine

Boys Basketball for Saturday, January 27
3rd Grade: 1:00pm at St. Joseph Gym vs. St. Leo
4th Grade: 2:00pm at St. Joseph Gym vs. St. Elizabeth
6th Grade: 12:00pm at Alameda Point vs. SPN
7th Grade: 4:00pm at St. Joseph vs. Madeleine

Girls Volleyball for Sunday, January 28
4th Grade: 1:00pm at St. Joseph Gym vs. St. Anthony
5th Grade: 2:00pm at St. Joseph Gym vs. Corpus Christi
7th Grade: 3:00 pm at St. Joseph Gym vs St. Theresa
Parent Survey
As per the Principal's message in last week's newsletter, please take the time to answer the questions on the Paren Survey and advise comments. The surveys will be used to guide planning for the 2018-19 school year. As an incentive to complete the survey, all families who turn in their survey will receive a free dress pass for each of their students. Please have the surveys completed by February 3, 2018.
Pancake Breakfast
The faculty and staff are pulling out their spatulas! It's almost time to flip those pancakes.

Tuesday, February 13 is Shrove Tuesday. The teachers will be serving a pancake breakfast to students before school. Look in the next week's newsletter for details!
Cyberbullying Assembly
Presented by Office David Pascoe of the Alameda Police Department.

Grades 5 - 8 Assembly: Mon. Feb 5 at 12:40pm
Parent Assembly: Wed. Feb 8 at 6:30pm

Assemblies will take place in the Learning Center.
Royals in the News
Congratulations to 15 of our graduates from the Class of 2017 for receiving academic honors at SJND. 23 students from SJES are in the freshman class at SJND.

65% of the our graduates received high honors or honors this past trimester. We are so proud of you!

Do you know exciting news about SJES alumni! Email cvanderveer@csdo.org so we can share the news!
PTG News
DINE AND DONATE NIGHT AT LOLA'S CHICKEN SHACK
Come on out for another fun night at Lola's Chicken Shack on Park Street.
Take the family out to eat while donating to SJES!
Parent To Do List:
  • Buy your Yearbook
  • Order your Scrip Gift Cards
  • Collect and turn in BoxTops
  • Order your Royal Wear
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510 522 4456
St. Joseph Elementary School Mission Statement
Serving Alameda and neighboring cities since 1881, St. Joseph Elementary School embraces the principles of learning, loving and living God's word as Jesus taught us. We are dedicated to educating and nurturing the whole child by offering a time-honored and challenging Catholic education. Inspired by the teachings of the Catholic Church and driven by the spirit of effective collaboration, we join together as a diverse community to know Jesus and to make Him known.